Presentation Description: Modular power flow control provides developers and asset owners with an effective tool to address challenges: siting feasibility, interconnection timelines and costs, and curtailment. These power-electronics-based devices balance network flows by pushing power off overloaded lines or pulling power onto underutilized circuits. By maximizing transfer capacity of the grid, they help integrate renewables more quickly and cost-effectively.
Reconductors, substation refurbishments, and new lines are costly traditional solutions that take years to complete, modular power flow control helps utilities unlock the untapped network capacity that exists in grids around the world. The latest devices are packaged for rapid deployment and phased generation connection, reducing upfront capital burden on developers and providing a more flexible footprint for optimized POI selection.
As changes on the grid occur with increasing uncertainty, new system flows and constraints can threaten the economic viability of existing generation assets. Unlike legacy technology, modern modular devices are non-custom and can be installed in 9-12 months. They can also be deployed on a mobile trailer, providing a rapidly-installed temporary solution to address seasonal and outage challenges. These solutions can improve the financial feasibility of previously uneconomic projects as well, helping reassess stalled projects and inform asset acquisitions.
Understand that significant untapped network capacity can be leveraged with modular power flow control devices to accelerate renewable integration more affordably than with traditional upgrades.
Apply flexibility in deployment of power flow control solutions to improve their freedom for generation siting, and manage cluster connection issues with scaled deployment in line with phased generation.
Model rapid installations of non-custom devices to mitigate grid congestion faster than traditional solutions, improving the financial feasibility of existing or previously uneconomic projects.